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at home, new york governor andrew cuomo calls superstorm sandy more impactful than hurricane katrina. now both new york and new jersey are asking for a combined total of more than $71 billion in federal aid. in new york, the money would pay not only for cleanup and recovery, it would also be used to try and limit damage for future storms. new jersey which saw heavy damage to its transit system and shoreline suffered nearly $30 billion in losses. >>> meanwhile, new jersey governor christie has now filed papers seeking re-election. >>> and now for a look at your national weather, let's turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins. he's tracking that weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. >> sensitive topic when you start comparing storms to katrina and all these. >> it does. >> it's like any big event. >> absolutely. >> yeah, over 1,000 people died and monetarily there's issued. every storm is different as we learned with sandy and all the other big hurricanes that have hit this country. we're not dealing with anything too bad today. if you have travel plans on the east coast, pay at
the aftermath of hurricane sandy which struck julie a month ago. the latest estimates show sandy caused over $70 billion. the storm stands second behind hurricane katrina. if you hate parting with your iphone while parting, general it will be the first carmaker to integrate with the siri mode. allowing drivers to continue chatting with siri while keeping both hands on the wheel. the spark and sonic will be the first two models. they will roll off assembly lines early next year. buy those tickets, people, buy those tickets. if you do not play, you cannot win. it stands at a record $425 billion. the biggest pot on record is 365 again won by eight nebraska coworkers want in 2006. your odds are about one in 175 million. are you going to give it a shot? connell: no. dagen: scratch tickets in the stocking along with a new pistol, i hope. connell: with that, we go to medical fact -- nicole petallides. nicole: we talk about holidays, retail, cyber monday. citigroup has a very intense survey looking at all of the retailers and what they provide on cyber monday. the websites, well, the five winners, the t
. thanks very much. >>> hundreds of thousands of homes torn apart by superstorm sandy. as people start to rebuild, are insurance companies trying to help? or are they just trying to help themselves? >>> the price tag for superstorm sandy is growing. officials in new york state and new jersey say they'll need more than $70 billion to recover. in some ways the property devastation was worse than hurricanes katrina and rita combined. in some ways. in new york state alone sandy destroyed more than 300,000 homes. that's a lot of homes that have to be rebuilt. and as cnn's national correspondent deborah feyerick discovered, it means a lot of homeowners are looking for answers. >> reporter: when superstorm sandy hit, peggy thought she was ready. she paid decades worth of insurance premiums to be covered for catastrophe. so this is the letter basically denying -- >> i went to the office and this is what they gave me. >> reporter: she says her claim was denied. her deluxe homeowners policy covered hurricane and wind, not floods. >> she said you're not entitled to anything. you don't have flood
in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. governor cuomo said the storm could cost the state nearly $42 billion, and new yorkers would need federal help footing the bill. while acknowledging that more people died during hurricane katrina in 2005, the governor said that sandy's damage was actually more widespread. >> when you look at the number of homes and businesses affected, this storm affected many, many more people in places than katrina. and arguably, therefore, this created more housing and economic damage than katrina. >>> new jersey which suffered massive damage to its transit system and coastline estimates that it nearly has $30 billion in damage. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice is heading to capitol hill today to meet with some of her toughest republican critics and answer questions about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. rice will sit down with senators john mccain, lindsey graham, and kelly ayotte. >> that should be fun. >> that could be really awkward. they all accuse her of misleading the country in her initial account of the attack. in recent days, senator mccain
financial cost of hurricane sandy is coming into focus. new york has requested $42 billion in aid and new jersey officials estimate they suffered at least $29 billion in losses, bringing the total of $71 billion in the two hardest hit states. sandy was in some ways worse than hurricane katrina, citing the high economic cost and property destruction. meanwhile, a top executive and a trustee for the power company have resigned in the wake of the company's slow response in getting power back to new yorkers on long island. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories topping the news right now. a fast-moving storm system sweeping through the mid-atlantic this morning bringing a wet mixture of rain and snow. the storm is expected to put down 1 to 3 inches of snow from west virginia to new york. >>> early numbers suggest that cyber monday raked in big numbers. according to ibm, online sales jumped 30% over last year, sales on ebay and amazon.com were very strong. >>> kevin clash is now being accused of a third sexual relationship with an underage boy. the latest accuser claims he was 16 when
-- following his hands on response to hurricane sandy. before the storm, 56% of registered voters in the garden state approved of the job he was doing after sandy, they were surveyed again giving the governor -- >> look at these numbers. >> 77%. >> willie, you're a new jersey guy. new jersey native. i'm sure you can't remember a governor having a 77% approval rating, a republican governor in a blue state having a 77%. 67% of democrats in new jersey give chris christie a positive rating. i just -- he's defying gravity politically. it's remarkable. >> by historical new jersey standards in these polls, that 56% number was outrageous to begin with. a republican governor in the state of new jersey gets 52%. yes, it's the storm, but it's also what we saw on the show, i think it was two weeks ago, him and randy weingarten sitting down. there are people who don't like his style, don't like the way he does things, but they recognize he's working with the other side, a thing we don't see much in washington to get things done for the people. yes, it's the storm, but also the body of what he's done -- >> m
campaign. he says there is more than a year's work to do in the aftermath of superstorm sandy and the people of new jersey need to know he's committed to sticking with it. 95% of new jersey voters think that christie did either an excellent or good job responding to the storm and get this, his approval rating is now at 72% that is the highest ever recorded for a new jersey governor. so far no one has come forward to challenge kristie for the governor ship, but the democratic most often mentioned to fill that spot is new york mayor corey booker. he said his plans are on hold for the moment in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> according to politico, he said we work to shore up medicaid and social security but now is not the time to throw those into the fiscal cliff negotiation. mitt said he is not going to accept things like privatizing medicare. we're back after the break. ♪ the future of one great nation. but only barely, because the sun was like, way in my grill. george mcclellan, the general, hands me his pair of foster grant sunglasses, and i could see! my wife, mary
tone all be it conditioned by hurricane sandy. the timing of the cutoff is last monday. so it's unlikely to include any holiday shopping. >> thank you, guys. >> roll tide. >> thank you. >> i thought more people would be coming at us with the notre dame thing. >> where is mary thompson today? >> she is heading to miami for the big game. >>> a down day and it was pretty clear that the markets were watching for signals coming out of washington on the fiscal cliff. and they didn't like what they heard when senate majority leader said he was disappointed with the talks with the republicans to this point. >> we have time. the moment harry reid started speaking you can see the charts that it all falls at the exact moment when he said they thought there would be more progress with the republicans.
in sandyland, many people have been in the dark for days. some for weeks, after superstorm sandy. and some are now getting power bills that show normal usage. the long island power authority is assuring customers, don't worry, the next actual meter reading will reflect how much you've used, and they'll adjust your bill, and i'm telling you, there are some lipa customers right now who are outraged. after all they've been through. >> as well they should be. >> they are getting electricity bills reflecting normal usage, and for many of them it's been days, some of them it's been weeks with no power. and bring you up to speed on cyber monday. what's your best guess on what people were out there buying? >> i would have thought apple products? >> yeah. had to be electronics. >> a lot of question about electronics. monday sales up 28% from last year, according to the bench mark survey and the most searched-for items were amazon's kindle and kindle fire, uggs, ipads, the ipod touch, legos, and the wii. >> well, i like the legos. i mean, it's making a comeback. maybe children will actually do a thi
the one that collapsed here in new york, during hurricane sandy. >>> and finally, we have been told not to cry over spilt milk. wasn't the case here, though. farmers upset that milk prices have gotten so low, they got the world's attention by spraying down riot police outside the european parliament in brussels belgium. the officers' tear gas no match for the fresh milk. and more milk protesting is expected today. let's hope they can work that out before it's too late. >> a messy scene. all right, josh. thanks so much. >>> now, to the government shutdown of the biggest organic peanut butter plant in the company. it's the same company that made peanut butter that sickened people in 20 states this year. and it was all set to reopen today, until this drastic federal order. abc's jim avila has the latest. jim? >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is a new, much more aggressive side of the fda we're seeing. making history, using new powers to shut down a business the government thinks is dangerous, without going to court. fda inspectors describe a horror show of a peanut butter plant in
a crane that partially collapsed on a new york city luxury skyscraper during superstorm sandy. >>> fda has shut down the largest organic peanut processor in the country as part of its newest crackdown on salmonella poisoning. 31 people in 21 states, most of them children, were sickened by a peanut manufacturer there and sold by trader joe's. it's the first time it has used the new enforcement power it gained as part of an enforcement law. >>> do you remember this? >> i have no recollection of this whatsoever. did i miss the '90 s? >> "boy meets world." there is a "boy meets world" sequel, tweet from ben savage himself. aka corpsi and topanga have signed on to star in "girl meets world" will cain the only person in the world to knows anything about this. >> i would like to say that i'm young enough to remember this show in the '90s, but topanga, california. topanga. >> pop culture but a different world. >> we could talk about money. >> we could buy pop culture. at a whopping $425 million, tomorrow's powerball drawing is set to be the biggest jackpot in powerball history, the second largest
from the last one? we are about to find out. martha: that has become such an iconic image from sandy, the jersey shore roller coaster submerged by the storm that had been there for so many years will have to go there. was talk about leaving it there. the mayor of seaside heights says the amusement park heights will not be left as a momento. he said it was a possibility but he admits it, quote, wasn't the brightest comment in his opinion at this point. construction of a new boardwalk, brand-new shiny one will get underway in january. bill: we find the u.s. supreme court breathing new life into a major lawsuit against the president's healthcare plan. liberty university says the plan violates its religious freedom. it has an issue with that mandate as well. just this week the supreme court said this case should be heard at a lower level. the dean of liberty university school of law is here, good morning to you and thank you for your time. justice roberts says the mandate stands. how can you argue today that you can bring a fresh khal tony dungy that mandate? >> well, the fact that the s
is skyrocketing thanks to his response to superstorm sandy. >>> three top cabinet spots up for grabs. who is in, who is out? pi bill clinton? patreaus for secretary of defense. a look at president obama's dream team. >>> a fast and furious settlement. who is paying the price for the botched gun running. >>> answering questions about managing student debt. >> hi there. we're talking about managing your student loans. with me this hour, greg olson and carmen wong ulrich. carmen, your question. >> i was wondering how i'm going to afford a minimum wage job with the student loan advise to pay for and i just graduated from college. >> i feel for her. >> wow, wow, wow. it's a stuff situation. here's the thing we've got to know what type of loans does she have. if she's got private loans she's in a big pickle. low flexibility, but call them right away. if your proact everybody you can try to work with them before you get into trouble. if she's got federal loans, there's the income based repayment program and she's got look into that. it's a part of your discretionary income that goes to pay it every mo
, simon, i think right now things are changing and we remain to see the effects of sandy on the data. >> let me return to this subject of why the consumer remains so strong. do you think the average american is aware of what the fiscal cliff is when you look at the numbers that watch television news or read newspapers and the degree to which they may not have spoken about that subject during the election campaign and most people thought by taxing rich we would solve problems we have in america and people have no idea that general low income americans have no idea i would suggest that the fiscal cliff is on its way. no wonder they are out there spending money. no wonder. >> i wouldn't make a distinction between what low income americans or high income americans know less than anyone around the scale. on the other hand, simon, it may be that people think they'll solve this problem and it's not going to affect them given the pledge by the president not to allow the tax increases and spending cuts to hit people $250,000 and below. that's a distinct possibility. i would also point out, si
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